Whew! That’s all there is to say. Since we began this weekly home organization project – clean out and reduce the amount of stuff accumulating in our home or move – at the beginning of the year, we’ve been needing to tackle this room. The Tool Room. If you missed the before of the tool room, you can get caught up here.
The tool room took about 2 days to get it completely done – an entire weekend. Luckily, it’s in our basement which stays nice and cool. We did the project over a 90+ degree weekend so it wasn’t like the garage project – which was so hot!
When we were done, it almost brought me to tears. Well, not really but I was so happy to have it finished.
In our 24-years of marriage we’ve rebuilt 2 houses, rebuilt a garage, and built a chicken coop. We don’t get rid of things. We fix them.
You never know when you’ll need a tool. Or other building supply.
What also took a long time was dropping everything that we were getting rid of at the proper donation spot. We only put a few things in the garbage and were able to donate, recycle, and drop off at an architectural reuse place everything else. This took extra time but was worth doing.
I’ve been saving empty coffee cans and other large food storage containers (think dehydrated mushrooms and Parmesan cheese) to store items in. We didn’t have to buy any new storage containers.
I also recycled all the old ‘Country Crock’ margarine containers. We moved those from our last house – and we bought that nasty spreadable stuff and ate it – when we were first married. Thankfully, we’ve become enlightened about what we eat.
Done! Next week, you’ll read about the house project clothing we sorted through. I convinced Brad to do this after our tool room was done. I set up a camp chair, handed him a beer, and held items up for him to say ‘keep’ or ‘donate.’ Sometimes, I just do stuff like that so we can get the job done.
What’s your least favorite area to clean out? Do you have a tool room?